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Know Your Neighbor: Heather Verdin

From the Creole State to the Magnolia State, Heather Verdin finds her home in Brookhaven. Verdin, 19, moved to Mississippi in 2014. She resides in Sontag but is making her move to Brookhaven in two weeks.

“I am originally from Houma, Lousiana,” said Verdin. “I am the only person in my family that doesn’t reside in Louisiana.”

Verdin works at 1905, which serves Fox’s Pizza and Southern Ground Coffee.

“I’ve worked here since January. I open the store, serve and host patrons,” said Verdin.

With Verdin’s busy schedule, keeping a planner is a necessity.

“I need my planner, it organizes my mind and I’d go crazy if I didn’t have everything planned out,” said Verdin.

Although she rarely finds time for activities, she said rap music has been an interests of hers lately.

“Eminem is my favorite rap artist,” Verdin said. “I’ve enjoyed his music since I was younger.”

Verdin attends New Life Church in Monticello. Her favorite food is gumbo.

“My grandparents’ gumbo is my favorite. I often wish I could fly home so it wouldn’t take me three hours to drive to Houma and get some,” Verdin said. “We always make a huge pot of gumbo for Christmas every year.”

Verdin’s best quality is her personality.

“Everyone tells me I’m really friendly,” Verdin said.